Akshay Rajopadhye


arajopadhye@ufl.edu
Tel: 001 352-226-2090

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering, 2008, Chemical Engineering, University of Pune, MAH, India
  • Master of Science, 2012, Material Science & Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA
  • Ph.D. (Estimated Graduation Date: May 2017). Material Science & Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA, Advisor: Dr. Brij Moudgil
  • Major Courses: Advanced Material Principles, Diffusion Kinetics, Interfacial Engineering. Electrochemical Engineering, Materials Thermodynamics, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Ceramic Processing, Material characterization Techniques, Transmission Electron Microscopy,
  • Technical Skills: Corrosion Testing, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Surface & Colloidal Chemistry, Particle technology, Rheology, Fluid Mechanics, Atomic Force Microscopy, Colloidal formulations, Surface tension and contact angle measurement
  • Analytical skills: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, Particle Characterization

Technical Interests

  • Structure-property relationship of surfactants for industrial applications including corrosion inhibition, dispersion stabilization, drug delivery etc.
  • Characterization of thin films using to manipulate the interfacial properties of system for solving industrial problems

Experience – Research / Industrial

  • Doctoral student/Research Assistant, CPaSS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA: Investigation of the surfactant structures at the interfaces and understanding their role in solving industrial problems like corrosion inhibition
  • Research Engineer, CPaSS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Research Engineering Intern, Robert Bosch G.M.B.H., Stuttgart, Germany: Electrochemical investigation of corrosion mechanism for the materials used in fuel cell powered applications
  • Chemical Engineer, Aker Solutions, MAH, India: Process design for various chemical/petrochemical plants

Extra-curricullar Activities

  • Teaching Assistant for 1. Advanced Materials Principles-2 (graduate level course), 2. Stability of Materials (Undergraduate level course)
  • Active member of Electrochemical Society (ECS) and ECS student chapter at University of Florida
  • Active member of Society for Biomaterials Student chapter at University of Florida